it's the same for all cars with A/C. Turning off the engine with tons of moisture in the system and it gets gross over time -- condenser.Its been happening to me since I bought the car almost 4 years ago.. I change the cabin filter every 6 months and I spray Lysol into the AC intake couple times a month and it reduces the smell a lot. I've talked to the dealer before and they said its a design flaw for our 3rd gen Mazda3 and CX5 which the condenser cant drain the water out.. smh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
that can be mold in the air ducts. The cold creates moisture, which can lead to mold after turning off the car. It helps to turn off the air conditioner a few minutes before arrival so that the air ducts can dry.
If it stinks already helps only a professional cleaning. An air con bomb usually does not reach the moldy places.
it is, however, I've owned a 04 and a 07 mazda3 and also driven a dozen different cars before and this kind of issues only happened to me on my 2015 model. :frown2:it's the same for all cars with A/C. Turning off the engine with tons of moisture in the system and it gets gross over time -- condenser.